WideTEK 36DS Book Scanners


WideTEK® 36 DS Scanner

WideTEK® 36DS - Wide Format Duplex Scanner for documents to 36 Inches Wide

The WideTEK® 36 DS is the world's first wide format scanner for duplex digitization of newspapers and other double-sided printed documents up to 36 inches (915 mm) in width. This compact device needs only four seconds to scan the front and back sides of a newspaper page (at 300 dpi).

The idea of double-sided scanning in one production step primarily means less production effort: The document no longer needs to be flipped over and scanned again on the other side. That makes the scanner an ideal companion for press clipping, archiving and library services.

The scanner features two camera boxes, both consisting of three CCD systems, integrated into the upper and lower part of the device - only a few inches from each other. The WideTEK 36 DS captures both sides of the newspaper at the same time. After scanning, software separates the scanned document into four single images; capturing the left and right sides on the front and back of the newspaper - all in a single step.

The scanner is equipped with two processor units. This allows an extremely fast data throughput. The patented stitching procedure and the optical resolution of 1200 x 600 dpi guarantee brilliant scan results.

The mechanical construction of the WideTEK 36 DS is also a highlight. The more extensive mechanics and additional camera and light units were integrated into the device without dramatically enlarging its dimensions. The duplex scanner is only 13 centimetres larger than the compact WideTEK 36.

The complete camera optical system is integrated in a hermetically sealed housing. Once optimally adjusted, it remains stable, dust-free and requires virtually no maintenance.

Special transport rollers, with individually spring loaded ball bearing pairs serving as pressure points; ensure the best possible gentle document transport. WideTEK 36 DS digitizes even historical and fragile documents without damage to the source document.

Key Features of WideTEK® 36 DS

  • Gigabit ethernet connectivity
  • Comfortable operation via touch screen or web browser
  • Rotation while scanning and auto-page location detection
  • Easy and convenient face-up scanning
  • Print on any network printer, save to USB or send via email or FTP
  • Remote maintenance and analysis

For demanding applications in a wide range of markets

  • Construction drawings, drawings and long measurements charts and diagrams
  • Detailed architectural drawings
  • Maps - e.g. road maps and street maps
  • Color posters, displays and large format photographs
  • Large format and extra-long documents
  • Newspapers and tabloids - e.g. graphical designs, advertisements

More Features

High Speed Scanning: Image Access scanners always run at rated speeds regardless of how powerful your computer is. We do a full scan into the scanner memory at full speed, without any stops. We're the only scanner company that does that. Only the time between scanning and output are dependent upon the transfer speed of the network and the computer, and even our transfer rate is twice as fast as competing products because data is transferred to your workstation at 1 Gigabit speeds, while other scanners use significantly slower transfer rates (1/2 Gigabit or less). Learn More

Works Well With Others: Create JPEG, PDF (both searchable and image-only), or TIFF file formats and email or save to USB or network (PC, server, FTP).

Easy to Use: Single button scanning, optional foot pedal, built in touch display.

Great Durability: WideTEK's metal casing resists scratches and dents, and its hermetically sealed optical components translate to less maintenance. We've even designed the case so that it works only with the WideTEK's tools that ship with each unit.

High Duty Cycle: WideTEK scanners are designed for high-volume, professional use. Their duty cycles far exceed that of desktop scanners.

Minimal Space: WideTEK's footprint isn't much larger than the maximum paper width it scans. With a footprint of only 43 x 27 inches, it takes surprisingly little space for full- scale operation.

Clear, Crisp, Colorful Scans: Fast scanning in B&W, grayscale and color, high-quality resolution of up to 1200 by 600dpi. WideTEK's optics include multiple CCD arrays sealed in an airtight camera box for dust-free and quiet operation. We've made it our business for over 15 years now to be experts in image resolution, and since there is some confusion among users regarding this matter, we've provided a white paper that debunks some longstanding myths. Learn More

State of the Art Illumination: State of the Art Illumination: WideTEK's bright white LED illumination lasts significantly longer than other lighting systems. LED lights also consume less power and produce far less heat.

Easy Setup: WideTEK scanners connect over your network using standard IP (Internet Protocol) addresses and can be operated by a standard browser without drivers or add-on cards.

No Warm Up Time: WideTEK scanners are ready to scan anytime you are. Other scanners can require several minutes to warm up before use.

Room to Grow: Firmware upgrades are available online and are directly downloadable to the WideTEK using a standard browser.

Environmentally Responsible: We all know that scanning and saving images to email, USB, etc., rather than photocopying or printing saves paper and toner, but it's hard to get a feel for just how much savings are likely. Click here to see an annual report from MIT describing their savings.

Remote Scanner Management: Remote Scanner Management: You're in full control from any browser. Change any and all scanner settings remotely or using WideTEK's built-in touch screen.

User Statistics Monitoring: WideTEK lets you manage and monitor the usage, statistics and settings of each scanner you own. The reports are automatically uploaded and available online from your web browser.

Document Formats
Autoformat Size Recognition DIN A5 to DIN A0
Recognition yes
DIN Formats Legal, US C
US ANSI Formats
User defined Formats yes
Document Specification
Maximum Document Size 38 inch (965 mm)
Document Width 36 inches (915 mm)
Document Thickness Up to 2.5 mm
Scan Width Up to 36 inches (915 mm)
Scan Length 124 ft (24 bit color depth)
(Full scan width at 150 dpi) 1312 ft (bitonal)
Optical Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi
Performance Specification
Scan Speed (24 bit) 1200 x 1200 dpi - 1 inch/sec
600 x 600 dpi - 2.1 inch/sec
300 x 300 dpi - 8.3 inch/sec
200 x 200 dpi - 12.4 inch/sec
Technical Specifications
Color Depth 36 bit color, 12 Bit gray scale
Scan Output 24 bit color, 8 bit gray scale, bitonal, enhanced halftone
File Formats JPEG, PNM, TIFF, TIFF G4 (CCITT), PDF (optional)
Interface 1 GBit Fast Ethernet with TCP/IP
Camera 2 Tri-color camera systems each with 3 x CCD camera, 135,000 pixels
Light Source White LEDs, classificated to IEC 60825-1: class 1, no IR/UV emission
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions of Scanner (H x W x D) 9 x 43 x 22 inches
Dimensions Scanner
W/ Floorstand (H x W x D)
42 x 43 x 27 inches
Weight of Scanner ≈ 141 lbs(64 kg)
Electrical Specifications
Electrical Connection 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 0.1 W (Sleep)
8 W (Stand-by)
120 W (Ready to scan)
200 W (Scanning)
Ambient Conditions
Operating Temperature 40 to 105° F
Relative Humidity 20 to 80 % (non-condensed)
Noise Level < 35 dbA (Scanning)
25 dbA (Stand-by)
Accessories
Floorstand optional
Options and Functions
Software Options Opus FreeFlow
Opus WorkFlow
Hardware Options Foot pedal
Table for external Monitor
White Backplate
Clear envelope for drawings A1
Functions Digital color balance
Automatic black value
Automatic white balance
Web-based firmware updates
Compliance Logo EN

ENERGY STAR qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Compliance Logo Celtlus

The cETLus Listing Mark is used for products going into the Canadian and US markets. Products with the cETLus mark have been examined and have passed tests determining compliance with device safety requirements. The standards for IT-equipment are ul 60950 for the US market and CSA.C22.2 No 60950 for the Canadian market.

Compliance Logo ETL EU

The ETL-EU Listing Mark is used for products going into the European market (shown by the "EU" in the mark). Products with the ETL-EU mark have been examined and successfully passed tests according the requirements for device safety. The standards for IT equipment are IEC 60950-1 and EN 60950-1, or the new standards (from 2014) IEC 62368-1 and EN 62368.

Compliance Logo CCC

The China Compulsory Certificate (CCC mark) is a compulsory safety mark for a wide range of products imported and sold in the Chinese market. It became effective on August 1, 2003, when China became a member of the WTO (World Trade Organisation). The CCC mark is required for both Chinese manufactured and foreign imported merchandise. The CCC certificate must be renewed annually as part of a follow-up certification which includes a factory audit.

Compliance Logo bis

BIS is the acronym for Bureau of Indian Standards.

Relevant safety standards for India are:

  • IS 13252-1:2010
  • IEC 60950-1

The BIS mark is a requirement for manufacturer who intend to export their products to the Indian market. Tests executed by accredited laboratories ensure that the tested device fulfils all safety relevant requirements of the above named standards.

Compliance Logo CE

2004/108/EG (Electromagnetic compatibility):

  • EN 55022:2010 Class A
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • EN 55024:2010 Criteria Class A and B
  • EN 61000-4-2
  • EN 61000-4-3
  • EN 61000-4-4
  • EN 61000-4-5
  • EN 61000-4-6
  • EN61000-4-11

2006/95/EG (Low voltage guideline):
Tested according to the following standards

  • IEC 60950-1:2005
  • IEC 62368-1:2014 (for devices tested as of 2014)
  • EN 60950-1 (European Standard)
  • UL 60950-1:2007 (US Standard)
  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1:2007 (Canadian Standard)
    for Safety of Information Technology Equipment
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DE 15679937
WEEE is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste for electrical and electronic equipment which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.

Compliance Logo ROHS

This device is in compliance with the requirements of RoHS-guidelines (Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.)